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Looking to purchase compete setup - will this do?
« on: May 14, 2015, 12:14:26 PM »
Good morning,

I'm looking to update some of the CNC gear I have (that I can't get working :( ) on my mill.

I was looking at this on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/TB6560AHQ-Stepper-Motor-NEMA23-Supply/dp/B00J21FVDY/ref=sr_1_32?ie=UTF8&qid=1431619761&sr=8-32&keywords=cnc+controller+mach

That says it works with Mach.

Does a kit like this contain everything needed? Looks like there's a controller board, a power supply and the steppers. I actually don't need the steppers, but don't mind having a few extras on hand.

If this is not a good option, can someone suggest a better one?

Thanks,

Greg
Re: Looking to purchase compete setup - will this do?
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2015, 01:04:51 PM »
I would stay away from this kit.

Buy separate drivers for the motor and a 48v power supply, at least 10amp.

Jeff
Re: Looking to purchase compete setup - will this do?
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2015, 01:20:44 PM »
The 6560 amplifier chip is obsolete, and has been replaced by the TB6600,

There are newer models of this single board system with the TB6600 driver, that incorporate a huge heatsink that is the entire bottom of the board. It also has more efficient 5v, and 12v voltage regulators built in for spindle control, 0-10v output with a separate spindle P.S.

Also, it has reduced the number of components, and is USB connected to the computer. For a small system, keeping power output under 4amps, @36v, it is a nice package. However, it you intend to push the amps hard with bigger motors, building a system with separate amps would be advisable, as pointed out.

The single board unit will result in a small system, with a minimum of wires. I have built both kinds of systems.

John

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Re: Looking to purchase compete setup - will this do?
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2015, 04:17:16 PM »
What kind of mill do you have?
Gerry

2010 Screenset
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Re: Looking to purchase compete setup - will this do?
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2015, 04:21:06 PM »
Small Central Machinery (Harbor Freight) Bench Top.

This one:

http://www.harborfreight.com/two-speed-variable-bench-mill-drill-machine-44991.html

Already outfitted with steppers.

Thanks,

Greg